04/23/14 12:28pm


04/23/14 11:45am

QuinTango, a quintet of two violins, cello, bass and piano dedicated to the musical performance of tango, will be in concert this Saturday (April 26, 2014) at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located at 8009 Fort Hunt Road. The concert starts @ 7:30 PM and is part of the ‘Concerts at St. Luke’s’ series. Repertoire will include music from QuinTango’s new CD (due out in July 2014).

Tickets at the door; cash or check only. $20, $15 seniors, $10 teachers and students. QuinTango also does great work with area youth.

For more information, call St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 703-765-4342 or Joan 703-548-6811. For more information about QuinTango, visit this link.

To see what Tango music is all about see the terrific video above.

04/23/14 11:19am


I’ve told you the MV Big Flea (a.k.a ‘The World’s Great Flea Market’) was coming. The flea market is a BIG fundraiser for the Mount Vernon Community School, which is part of Alexandria Public Schools. The flea market is happening THIS Saturday at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center located at 2701 Commonwealth Avenue in Del Ray.

This is a really creative way for you to give back to our schools. The fun starts at 7:00 AM with $10 admission while at 8:00 AM you can get in free (but, will the ‘good’ stuff be gone?). There is also a 50/50 raffle as well which has at least $1,000 in the pot already.

For more information, visit this link. Hope to see you there!

04/23/14 10:07am
Gadsbys Tavern sign

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a tour guide in a museum, Gadsby’s Tavern is giving folks who are interested in local history a great opportunity to spread their love of history to others.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is seeking individuals 14 and older who enjoy meeting and talking with people of all ages, love American history, and want to learn more and share this knowledge with others.  The training process is simple and made even easier through a three-hour class on Saturday, May 31 from 9:00 a.m.—noon that will fulfill half of the training requirements.  Final requirements can be completed on a flexible schedule by applicants.  

To apply to become a docent, complete an application online through www.gadsbystavern.org or email Michele.longo@alexandriava.gov.  The training will be hosted at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, located at 134 N. Royal Street in Alexandria.  Those who cannot attend the May 31 training are still encouraged to apply as alternate arrangements can be made.  Volunteer docents are needed both weekends and weekdays, and are asked to give a minimum of 4 hours per month (one tour shift).  

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria and the new Federal City of Washington.  The tavern served as the premier gathering place for residents – including George Washington – and visitors to eat, drink, learn, and influence history.  Today, the Museum offers public tours of the buildings year-round and hosts a variety of events that bring the past to life. 

For more information, please call 703.746.4242.